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    This offends me

    I prefer my 42" plasma over the picture on my 37" lcd anyday
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    How to install Programs on Non-OS Drive?

    This is the same thing I've seen also, and I do this on a daily basis at work. If someone knows of something we're missing here I would love to hear it because every time I've ever done a fresh reload, no matter where apps or games are installed, they all need reloaded too.
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    Looking for a laptop

    I really like the new HP models... I like the stuff from Toshiba too, I've just never messed with one that small from them before though. I work on them every day and out of everything that comes in the shop, HP is by far the easiest one to work with and has the least amount of major issues. I know you said not Dell, but they're really not that bad either, it's just the support that kind of sucks.
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    5770 crossfire question

    Thanks guys. I didn't figure there would be an issue with different brands, and I figured that PSU would be more than enough for that. Guess I'll order that second 5770 tomorrow.
  5. I've never done a crossfire setup before and was kind of wondering if 2 different brand 5770's would cause any strange issues. I was also wondering if my power supply could really handle two of them anyway, Corsair HX750?
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    What printer are all you students using?

    Yes, I actually do use a Kodak 6150 for the stuff I do in color. It's a pretty sweet printer from what I've seen so far, it has wireless and wired network also. For the stuff I don't need color for there's the small and pretty fast HP Laserjet 2015.
  7. I'd say start by getting some new drivers for the video card, if that doesn't do it, cut back the oc.
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    Some Laptop Advice please?

    A sata drive in a laptop uses the same connections as a standard 3.5" drive, just pull it out and hook it up to your main rig to back up the stuff you need then let HP fix it under warranty.
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    2010: Official Post Your Ride Topic

    Thought it was about time to add my rides to the list, sorry for the crappy iPhone pics. First there's the '97 Cavalier Z24(my daily driver), '06 Hyundai Sonata(wife's daily driver), and the beater in the back, a '91 Mazda B2200 that gets used to haul all the crap around that won't fit in the cars.
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    NTLDR MISSING message

    Yes, and that will fix the problem, I do that on at least one computer a day at work. Just boot to the xp disk and use that second repair option.
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    The Official 'i Just Bought...' Thread

    After about nine years of this DEH6400, I figured it was finally time to have something that will play my never ending collection of mp3s so I got this, DEH4200.
  12. I had the 550 black edition @3.1ghz with the MSI Hawk 5770 card and I could run all kinds of stuff, I was very happy with the setup. The only reason I got rid of that CPU was because I was able to get ahold of a Phenom II X6 1090T. I think you'll be happy with what you have picked out.
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    Name That Car!

    I'd say about a 1984 EXP. Someone take my turn, I don't have any good pics to put up right now.
  14. The x2 550 really is a beast even without the other cores unlocked. I run it on an MSI 790FX-GD70 and it has the ability to unlock the other cores, I just didn't get lucky enough to get mine to unlock. I'm not really sure what other boards have that ability as I hadn't really planned on doing that anyway.
  15. I actually thought about doing that to mine and getting rid of it... you might want to take it apart so you don't get any rusty screws, other than that I don't see what it would hurt.
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    What is this thing???

    I actually found that review right before I came back and read this. Thanks guys, this seems like a descent card... I've cranked on it a little bit so far, nothing to big though. I haven't oc'd the phenom much yet either.
  17. I just got a Radeon 5770 card and these little adapter things came with it, there's two of them and I have no clue what they are. Anybody have a clue?
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    What is this thing???

    Actually that is the one I got.
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    What is this thing???

    Thanks for the quick reply... that's what I thought it might be, I just haven't taken a very close look at the card yet.
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    Spoilers Make Cars Go Faster...Duh

    I think this web site pretty much sums it up... http://www.anti-rice.com/
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    Lost disk update

    I would probably have to try downloading a different one... sounds like there's just some issues with the one you got. Look for an ISO of the original game disk, not a hacked up copy, one that you can actually use your code on.
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    good malware/spyware protection?

    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a good one, I also like a-squared, that seems to clean stuff up pretty good too.
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    My Drive Doesn't Show Up On My Computer

    Have you checked disk management to make sure the drives just simply aren't getting a letter assigned to them? You might need to manually assign a drive letter to them.
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    Strange pop-up

    I never even thought of that when I did the screen capture, I'll try that next time, thanks.
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    Strange pop-up

    I get this pop-up in Vista home preminum, it's totaly random. It doesn't matter what I'm doing, this thing always manages to pop-up on me at least once a week. The only way to close it out is to end the task in task manager. Any clues as to what this thing is from?